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Dec 30, 2023

Ultrasound Features of Trigger Finger

Trigger finger is a common condition of the tendons in the hand, and is characterized by painful snapping when moving the finger. Ultrasound allows for an accurate evaluation of trigger finger and should be considered

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Aug 12, 2023

Journal Watch: New study shows Ultrasound-Guided Release provides a Faster Recovery and Less pain than Classical Open Trigger Finger Release

In a new study by Yavari et al. (2023), patients treated using a classical open release took longer to recovery and had more pain than patients that underwent an ultrasound-guided trigger finger release.

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Mar 05, 2023

Rehabilitation after Trigger Finger Release: What does the Literature Teach Us?

Trigger finger is believed to be due to the catching and sudden releasing of the flexor tendon by the first annular (A1) pulley. A practical postoperative rehabilitation protocol after an ultrasound-guided percutaneous

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Mar 05, 2023

Journal Watch: Percutaneous release with endoscopic carpal tunnel knife has success rate of 90%

Trigger finger is due to thickening of the A1 pulley, and is one of the most frequently encountered hand problems. In cases failing to respond to conservative treatment, successful results are obtained with surgical

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Feb 12, 2023

Journal Watch: Cadaveric Study Demonstrates that the Percutaneous Trigger Finger Release as Effective as Open Release, but with Several Advantages

This cadaveric study demonstrated that the percutaneous release of trigger digits can be effective in releasing the A1 pulley and is comparable to the release achieve by a traditional open release, but with several

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Feb 04, 2023

Limited trigger finger release: Does ultrasound Guidance matter? ... New Study Says “yes”

Surgery for trigger finger involves surgically dividing the A1 pulley, and this can be performed with an open or percutaneous approach. Only a few publications have discussed a limited-open trigger finger release, and

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Jan 29, 2023

Journal Watch: Foundational Article Demonstrates 97% Success with Needle Trigger Finger Release

Trigger finger is a common condition, and management of trigger finger has 3 main options: nonoperative care, open release or percutaneous release. This study reported a 97% success rate without significant

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Mar 29, 2022

Journal Watch: Cases Report of Percutaneous Trigger Finger Release with Specizlized Needle

CONCLUSION: Colberg et al. reports 50 cases of trigger finger treated with percutaneous A1 pulley release with a specialized needle and found this approach to be an effective, safe, and convenient procedure for the

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Mar 27, 2022

How Effective is Shockwave Treatment for Trigger Finger?

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has been gaining interest as an alternative to surgery for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. The available clinical studies show that shock wave can be an effective

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Mar 20, 2022

What is the Best Splints for Trigger Finger? Whats the Evidence?

Trigger finger is caused by repeated movements. When an individual suffers from trigger finger, one of the first treatments discussed is splinting. A trigger finger splint has been found to be effective when rest and

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